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Tamborine Mountain is open for business

A superstorm can't stop this resilient Queensland community from welcoming visitors of all ages and abilities.

A shocking superstorm was not the ideal Christmas gift for Tamborine Mountain, but this resilient community has cleared the roads and poured the wine, ready for visitors to return.

“Our bakers, brewers, distillers, winemakers, and hotels are all open, so come and visit, for a day or longer,” says Judi Minikin, owner of Cedar Creek Lodges and Thunderbird Park. “We all recovered from the weather conditions really quickly, and are very much open for business.”

Even though it’s just 80km south of Brisbane, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle in Tamborine Mountain. Lonely Planet named it one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit in 2022, and Qantas Travel Insider seconded that, nominating Tamborine Mountain as one of the coolest places in the world to visit.

Overhead view of two people on the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk surrounded by lush green tropical canopy
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a must for your Tamborine Mountain itinerary. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

There’s plenty of accessible activities to pack your itinerary, including:

  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk: a must-do eco-adventure exploring beautiful rainforest canopies, 30m off the forest floor. Walk or wheel along the boardwalk to take in the view, then fuel up at the accessible Birdwing Cafe for lunch.
  • Glow Worm Caves: an amazing and unique Tamborine Mountain experience, accessible to visitors with some mobility (a three-minute boardwalk sojourn through the rainforest to reach the caves, and a flat pathway in the cave with handrails for assistance). It’s your only chance to see glow worms during the day, year-round!
  • Thunderbird Park: choose from a range of activities to suit your accessibility needs and adventure preferences, from daily bird feeding, to low-impact Pickleball, to hands-on excavation at Dig It, to the grade 1 trail to Cedar Creek Falls.
  • Cauldron Distillery: go behind the scenes of spirit production with a new accessible distillery tour video, that offers AUSLAN interpretation and enhanced audio and visual elements.
Three men standing in front of a Cauldron Distillery sign holding glasses in a "cheers" motion
The distillers at Cauldron Distillery are ready to welcome all visitors. Credit: Krista Eppelstun

You’ll find accessible accommodation at Cedar Creek Lodges, Witches Falls Cottages, or with one of dozens of other local proprietors.

If you’re looking to holiday here this year and support a regional Aussie community in need, Tamborine Mountain is the destination!

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